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Originally made me think of the Humber bridge but Golden Gate sounds a lot cooler. Multi band compressor has still disappeared (?) so levels are a nightmare and the computer really spat the dummy over this one. Nearly melted. Just got all my new gear but the mic makes me sound like Kermit the frog so grabbed the Strat and just Shut up and Played my Guitar (cf F. Zappa). Six chord pattern in 12/8. Sounds a bit like what might happen if Dave Gilmour joined Genesis (?). Hence the "Other" category. Real guitar (lots) and synth. Drums just a loop. Thought it needed a solo in the middle but then just got into the chords so left it. Suddenly realised at the end that it's about 10 BPM too fast. Anyone know how to slow down things you have done yourself...?
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Uploaded: Apr 27, 2004 - 07:12:52 AM
Last Updated: Oct 01, 2005 - 06:11:40 AM Last Played: May 15, 2019 - 10:37:25 PM
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said 5530 days ago (April 27th, 2004)
If you think it's "what might happen if Dave Gilmour
joined Genesis" (a fair assesment) then file it under
progrock, where it belongs!

I liiiiiiiiiiiike this VERY much. It has a real nice
languid pace and atmosphere.

The tempo is fine. Don't change it, but do add a
bridge (sorry) in the middle to break it up a bit and
go to like 6 or 7 minutes.

As a guy that drives over that bridge frequently, this
just feels right.

My favorite song of yours so far.
Ringo said 5530 days ago (April 27th, 2004)
I wondered if you would comment. I did think of you when I posted this (only
person who has openly admitted liking Genesis...). Really pleased you liked it.
Yeah this one really shows my roots a bit. Know what you mean about the
bridge (musical not physical) I kind of ran out of ideas here but I just stopped
caring. Once it hits that loping stride in the middle my brain shuts off and I
just start looking out of the window.

I couldn't find the prog rock category or I would have stuck it in there. I'll edit
it. And you live in Frisco? Hear it's pretty nice out there, have a friend who has
just moved from there to NYC, think he preferred San Fran.

Thanks again for the comments.

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said 5530 days ago (April 27th, 2004)
Yeah, I guess Genesis are a bunch of pariahs these days. But I tell ya, up
until the mid-70s, they made some really strikingly dynamic and lush
music. That Tony Banks guy could sure write.

That "my brain shuts off and I just start looking out of the window"
quality is exactly why I like this so much. It would make a great 12
minute late night driving song.

Yeah, I was raised in the Bay Area. Pretty much the most expensive
everything in the US (except maybe Hawaii) with it's $2.25 gas and
million dollar 2br bungalows, but it's balance of cosmopolitan and
snotty provincial suits me just right. We really do think we are on
another planet over here.

BTW, the moon can't rise there, that's due south.
Ringo said 5530 days ago (April 27th, 2004)
Thought that moon looked a bit dodgy.. $2.25 a gallon hmmm. In the UK (I
live in London) we use litres but it's about 80p a litre so that's over three
pounds a gallon which is over five bucks. And we have the worst weather in
the world too. Makes you proud to be British.....
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said 5530 days ago (April 27th, 2004)
Ok, you win for gas prices . . . but I suspect we drive a lot more than you
do. Our mass transit infrastructure in this country is geared towards
cars only. It's an enormous part of our consciousness, especially in the

As far as weather goes, it's 92 here [i]today[/i], but that fog in the pic is

Lookin fwd to the next song.
said 5530 days ago (April 28th, 2004)
Slow your beats using "LIVE"
Ableton's LIVE has a warping feature to change loop duration without changing pitch. Check out my prog comps on iCompositions.com. Screen name: NMWP
Mcboy said 5529 days ago (April 28th, 2004)
epic sound....kudos....
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Suzanne said 5529 days ago (April 28th, 2004)
not often an epic rock song in 12/8. steve hackett lives. all you need is some great bass by tony levin. great sound on your guitar. had me up in the clouds flying over the cables... ---morning girl
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Ringo said 5529 days ago (April 28th, 2004)
Thanks to you both. Have a festival gig coming up (strangely enough on
guitar, normally it's drums for me), might see if I can get the band to learn
this. 100,000 drunken revellers all swaying time seems too good to miss...
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TobinMueller said 5528 days ago (April 29th, 2004)
Great guitar
Love the sound of your fingers on the strings, the subtle
chord changes, the sweep. The repeating cymbal crash on
3 kept reminding me it was a loop, even tho its a great
drum loop. Man, too bad it is so hard to mic a drum set,
since you're a player and this sort of tune is perfect for
cool fills. About the tempo: My favorite app for altering
tempo is Live 3 (Ableton.com software). It has infinite
graphic control of tempo without any pitch adjustments.
Great track, by the way.
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Ringo said 5528 days ago (April 29th, 2004)
Great guitar
Thanks a lot. A good friend of mine said the same thing about the string
sound. With drums it's actually two loops together to give it that "Phil and
Chester" kind of feel but you are absolutely right, I should do something a bit
more real. Have been looking at a lot of Roland V drum sets recently which
could be the answer apart from the fact that the decent ones cost a

Thanks again

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tarki said 5528 days ago (April 29th, 2004)
like ?
I hope you like genesis...---hi.
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kevin_stone said 5520 days ago (May 7th, 2004)
Great playing
I love the guitar and feel of this and have added it to my favorites. And your a drummer! I thought they're not supposed to be musical :-)
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Ringo said 5520 days ago (May 7th, 2004)
Really getting into your stuff so I'm glad you like one of mine.



p.s. heard the one about "How can you tell when a drummer is knocking on
your door? It speeds up at the end." boom boom. I know 'em all......No
offence to any drummers out there, I am indeed a fellow skin basher so I
empathise guys, I really do......
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fosod said 5500 days ago (May 28th, 2004)
Very robust and chordy. Bud, you've got talent! You're right on with the Dave Gilmour/Genesis comment.

Whoa. I'm listening as I type. I'm really impressed by the chord progression. There's some... oh what's that guy's name... Gary Hoey? Whoever did "Hocus Pocus"... in there. I like the extended-to-major, extended-to-minor transitions. This is dreamy.

You know what... I'd really like to collab... why don't you put up a sweet guitar post like this and SCREAM AT ME to get my attention to download? I'd love to sing or play on top of this.

Great stuff. Serious talent.
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Ringo said 5499 days ago (May 28th, 2004)
Mon ami, If you want to do anything with this feel free. I'd be honoured. (as
we spell it over here..)

It's funny, I think this is my best track and until yesterday it was well over 7
but then somebody dropped a 1 on it.

*sigh* (desperately trying to think who I have said anything uncomplementary
to. )

Anyway, on the bright side it's good to have you back. Really pleased you
liked the track and like your new pic too, much more human.



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Cameron said 5476 days ago (June 20th, 2004)
The wonderful chord progressions and guitar playing
really make this song! You know that's really true when
you can listen to the same progression over and over and
over, and be amazed every time.

Great work!
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mcsweb said 5447 days ago (July 19th, 2004)
Too Short
This song has tons of room for improvisation and long
jams. It needs more to time to breathe. Considering my
biggest complaint is that I wanted to hear more of it, and
the fact I gave it the highest rating I've given anything yet
here, you can feel free to be highly complimented! My
head is still dancing with musical possibilities for this
track. Love the progression.
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_nderscore said 5406 days ago (August 30th, 2004)
wonderful guitar work
just listened to fosodgod's 'bastardization' of this tune &
thot i would check out the original. what a rich
soundscape. you could prolly let this just run
on another 10 minutes or so.. really great
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said 5285 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
I Like Chester
Phil ain't too shabby either. Did you hear the rumour that
he's doing the Cream reunion at Albert hall in May? From
what I hear Ginger has arthritis, so Phil is filling in.

Of anything, oddly, this reminded of some instrumentals
guitarist Ronnie Montrose used to do, esp. on his album
"Open Fire". (AFAIK, he's still doing them, but I haven't
bought an album in over 20 years.).

Very well done.
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